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I just love to make homemade Christmas cards to hand out to family and friends with their gifts. I had such fun making this cute card and would love to show you how I made it. Plus be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of this post!
Before I get to the Tutorial let me tell you about a fun store I have found over on Etsy. It is called Buttons & Badges.
I used their Thanksgiving buttons in my Turkey Day Place Cards. The store is full of adorable buttons/pins and pocket mirrors. You have the choice of having a pin back, flat back or hollow back plus the shop is very affordable. Here are some of the cute items I ordered:
Christmas Pins (can get in flat back and hollow as well) – I just love the assortment of cute pins – there are so many other designs to choose from as well! These are a great price at only $7.50 for a set of 20.
Pocket Mirrors – Aren’t these pocket mirrors so cute! I got them to make little gift bags for my daughter to give her friends for Christmas. I think every girl needs a pocket mirror, right? If there is an adorable owl on the back – bonus!!! These are a great price at only $12 for a set of 12.
There are so many other cute things to choose from that I think would be so cute on cards, scrapbook pages, in crafts and even cute hairbows! Let me show you how I used the pins!
Christmas Card Tutorial
Christmas colored cardstock (I used, red, green and white)
Christmas patterned paper
Letters (rubon letters or stickers or stamps – I used rubon letters)
adhesive (I used double sided tape for the paper and glue dots for the ribbon)
black ink pad
Let’s Get Started!
Step1 – Cut your paper and ink the edges with black ink.
My red cardstock is 4 1/4 inches wide and 11 inches long. My green cardstock is 4 inches wide and 5 1/4 inches tall. My white cardstock is 3 3/4 inches wide and 5 inches tall. The three Christmas patterned pieces of paper are all a little over 1 inch wide. They are3 1/2 inches, 4 inches and 4 1/2 inches tall.
Step 2 – Fold the red paper in half and adhere the green cardstock to the front. This is your main card base. Do not adhere the white card to the green piece yet.
Step 3 – Take your three pieces of patterned paper and on one side use a corner rounder to round the edges. Adhere these three pieces onto the front of the white cardstock (as pictured below). Cut a piece of black ribbon about 5 1/2 inches long. Pin your pin onto the ribbon (as pictured below. Wrap the excess ribbon around the back of the white cardstock and adhere down. Attach the white cardstock to the red/green card.
Isn’t this pin so cute on the card!
Write Merry Christmas with some stamps, stickers or rubon letters.
I am making a bunch more with all of the fun pins I have
Do you make your own Christmas cards?
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